Author: Sonya Kelly

Proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget

This week President Biden released his proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget, which proposes $370 million for AFG; $370 million for SAFER and $60.4 million for the U.S. Fire Administration. The AFG and SAFER proposed levels of funding are $10 million

House and Senate have passed its FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The House and Senate have passed its FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill that will fund government agencies through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2022. AFG and SAFER were each funded at $360 million ($720 million total for

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7 in Washington D.C.

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the CFSI’s 32th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars.  Please register online. Deadline for Hill Day registration has been extended to March 11, 2022. For

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7

The FAMA/FEMSA 2022 Hill Day will be held April 6-7 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the CFSI’s 32th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars.  Please register online. Deadline for Hill Day registration is March 7, 2022. For Hill Day planning,

The FAMA / FEMSA GAC 2021 Hill Days will be held virtually May 18-20 via Zoom Conferencing.

The FAMA / FEMSA GAC 2021 Hill Days will be held virtually May 18-20 via Zoom Conferencing.  2021 is a critical year for future funding of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and SAFER programs. We must remain vigilant in

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan – New Funding for AFG, SAFER, & Emergency Management Performance Grants

On Saturday, March 6th, the Senate passed the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan (HR 1319), with some updates to the bill. Click here for the Senate’s version of the bill text. The Senate bill has been sent back to the

$350 Billion for States, Local Governments, and Tribes in American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan is currently being negotiated in the House, and will soon be sent to the Senate (Click here for full bill text). A primary component of the Rescue Plan is a provision that would provide

Application Period is Now Open – FY 2020 AFG Grants

The application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is now open. The application period will close on Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET.

Congress Passes FY 2021 Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Omnibus Bill

On Monday, December 21, Congress passed a compromise bill (H.R.133), consisting of $1.4 trillion in appropriations for FY 2021, and a $900 billion emergency relief package to help the nation respond and recover from COVID-19. The bill does not include

House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee FY 2021 Appropriations Markup

On Tuesday, July 7, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee held a FY2021 appropriations markup.  Click here for full bill text. The legislation provides: $385 million for Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG); and  $385 million for Staffing for Adequate Fire and